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Old 05-23-2020, 04:53 AM   #1
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In Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, a teenage girl, 16 years, stabbed her husband to death, her first time of someone trying to have sex with her, thinking he wanted to rape her. She's been in detention since March of 2020. She's made her statement after weeks in police detention, no legal adviser, no NGO by her side.

How can she be rescued legally?

I wish to help her out as I believe she is underage and in a region of child marriages.
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:13 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that there is a constitutional provision wherein child brides could be considered adults in criminal trials and handed a death sentence. You may contact an attorney in Northern Nigeria or an NGO and seek guidance in this matter.

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https://m.guardian.ng/news/17-year-o...sex-education/


I found this which I guess is the issue or similar,

Horrible.
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Violence against children occurs in homes, families, schools, communities and other places where children should feel safe. See how UNICEF is supporting the Government of Nigeria to protect children.

Contact them!! They can help and can refer and involve others as well!
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Nigeria has the largest number of child brides in Africa with more than 23 million girls and women who were married as children, most of them from poor and rural communities. While data suggests a decline of 9 per cent in the prevalence of child marriage since 2003, and a projected further decrease of 6 per cent by 2030, Nigeria’s rapid population growth means that the number of child brides will in fact increase by more than one million by 2030 and double by 2050.
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